Don’t expect Jacoby Ellsbury to return to the Yankees lineup until Friday at the earliest.

Ellsbury sat out again Tuesday with a tight right calf and manager Joe Girardi said the injury-prone center fielder wouldn’t be making the trip to Lake Buena Vista Wednesday to play the Braves or to Fort Myers Thursday against the Red Sox.

“He’s still day-to-day,” Girardi said after the Yankees beat the Red Sox, 8-1, at Steinbrenner Field. “The one thing is, you want to make sure guys are completely healthy before they come back, so I don’t really have a day.”

The Yankees’ next home game is Friday night against the Pirates and Girardi will continue to proceed slowly.

“He felt something in his calf and I think everyone involved thinks the best thing is to be cautious and make sure that it’s healed,” Girardi said.

Ellsbury has been hesitant to describe how the injury is healing, saying Tuesday: “Walking around, I feel fine. … We just want it 100 percent.”

Girardi said Ellsbury still is feeling it “a little bit.”

“Once he tells me he doesn’t feel anything, maybe it’s a day or two after that,” Girardi said.

Ellsbury was able to hit in the batting cage Tuesday, but likely will need to run pain-free before he’s permitted to return to game action.

“I think that would be good idea,” Girardi said.